Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the 28th Macao Arts Festival (MAF) presents a variety of extraordinary performances this week, including ANECKXANDER: a tragic autobiography of the body, Hu(r)mano, Rusty Nails & Other Heroes, the Cantonese opera The Tale of Lady General and the environmental artwork Remote Macao, exploring the various possibilities of space by means of different art manifestations.
In ANECKXANDER: a tragic autobiography of the body, to be held from 5 to 7 May on the 2nd Floor of the Old Court Building for three consecutive nights, Belgian dancerAlexander Vantournhout re-examines his own body in a minimal setting and performs a solo balancing the fine line between tragedy and comedy. On 5 and 6 May, an emerging Portuguese choreographer, Marco da Silva Ferreira, presents the piece Hu(r)mano, exploring the tension between city dwellers and the city.
Rusty Nails & Other Heroes by TAMTAM objektentheater, from The Netherlands, to be held from 5 to 7 May, makes use of different materials, images, music and videos to create an amusing theatre of objects. On 7 May, the Cantonese opera The Tale of Lady General shows young Cantonese opera artists’ performing techniques. Starting from 6 May, the environmental play Remote Macao by German-based art group Rimini Protokoll, a “voice-led journey”, invites participants to put on their headphones and stroll through the city’s streets and lanes. The meeting point will be at the São Miguel Arcanjo Cemetery.
For more information about the 28th Macao Arts Festival, please visit the Festival’s webpage at www.icm.gov.mo/fam, follow the MAF’s page on Facebook or subscribe to IC’s WeChat account. Ticketing hotline: 2855 5555.